First of all - I am not looking for handouts. I may not be the fastest in returns, but I am treating all money that is given to me as a contractual commission, one way or another. It's just commissions in which the money is all going to my sister (minus paypal fees).
Why? Because she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in March, did chemo and radiation, and it didn't work. So either her bladder, colon, entire sexual tract (including her vagina) is being removed, and she's going to have a colostomy bag for the rest of her life (she turned 25 in June), or she's dead. I need money to help her in either case, because the surgery is expensive, and if she's dying, I want to help her enjoy her last year or two.
That said, if you are at all interested, here are some ways you can help, all of which I appreciate.
- Commission Me -
- Quickie, one scene or so stories (mostly just attempts at something quick for you to fap to) are $5. -Full length stories (See Stream Lining for example) are $10. - *NEW!* Tarot readings, I have no idea what to charge for. I never have and don't really like the idea of receiving money for them, but in this case, I'm not receiving the money, it's my sister, so I'm okay with that. Those are totally donation based - so if you want one and don't have the money for it, I can still do one for you. I can do them over AIM, or through notes/email, I just need to have an aspect of you to focus on while I shuffle them for you. I can even stream them, if you want. - Buy Votes or Story Ideas - if you don't have a real rush but would like to see a story in my "Vote what Charn Writes Next", you can do that! In fact, anyone who doesn't want a comission or reading or basically doesn't tell me what they want if they send money now, is getting an equivalent number of Charn bucks(c) (Don't worry, I keep good track of things like this), which can be redeemed for comissions, extra votes, or story ideas (basically requests) at a later time.
Other ways to help: - If you would like to donate a charity story or picture, you are not obligated but if you would like to try, I would be appreciative. I'm not sure how to compensate you for that, so if you want to do that, please let me know what you are interested in. I do have a swap thing planned (or did) for this fall which involves a few people getting presents for free, maybe we could do that if you are not interested in things from me directly. If you need the money too, maybe I could pay you for a base comission and then auction it off myself for the slot or something, so that you get paid and the extra can go to the fund? I'm completely open to ideas, please let me know if you have any.
- :iconCheetahLover: is hosting a charity auction, where you can Bid on what happens to a dog! If you want to see a dog neutered, bid on it! and if you DON'T want to see a dog neutered, because of morals you apply to imaginary beings, this is your chance to put your money where your mouth is and comission something GOOD happening to the dog! Like a big bone covered in gravy! That's not a euphamism!
If you would like to repost the journal, I am appreciative of the thought. I don't want to be a pest about it, I'm not the kind of person to go around asking for favors. that said, something just as important would be just, if you pray or believe in god or human will power or anything like that, to just put some good strong thoughts towards her. Her name is Kristi, Charn's Sister. That should direct it to the right entity.
If you want to look at what she's going against, the cancer is called "Adenosquamous Carcinoma". It's a very rare form of cancer, in that while most cancer cells are either "squamos", meaning they are on the cells that line organs, or glassy cell, meaning that they are part of glands, this one is both. It's agressive, it's resistant, and there's (right now) no guaranteed program on treating it because it's rare. Part of the problem my family is having is the feeling the doctors are more interested in tryign experimental techniques to see what works (to gain more information about the cancer) then in just trying to kill it. There's no REASON to think that, but it's (I think) a normal reaction to what's going on. Every test takes w3eeks to get feed back on, and then another test is scheduled for more weeks. IT feels like they WANT it to develop to see what happens. Again, that's probably not true.
The other thing that is bothering us is that we live near Fort Detrick, Maryland, where both USAMRIID and also the National Cancer Institute. Right now, the county government is investigating into what appears to be a 'cancer cluster' - that is to say, statistically speaking the rate of cancer in Frederick, MD (where we live) is supposedly three times higher than the national average, and one and a half times higher than the counties around us. So we don't know if this is normal cancer or "gubbament cancer".
Sorry for laying it all out in the open for everyone to look at, it's not murry purry.